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're right. i'm about 20 miles outside of washington, d.c. right now. virginia, a democratic state in 2008. president obama took it back, however, in 2009, t.j., we saw republicans take back the governorship. republicans are hoping to pick up a couple seats in this state in their quest for at least 39 seats. the number, t.j., that they need to take back the house of representatives. you're right i got to spend about a half hour with republican national committee chairman michael steele, t.j., as we grove out here, very interesting things to say to me. >> we have watched as this government has ignored the people. and has acted in a way in which they have dismissed, they have name called, and they have just put out of their minds what's important. what's important to america. well, guess what? we take the country back by firing pelosi. we take the country back by retiring harry reid. >> reporter: there you go. there's michael steele in washington, d.c. right before he left to head into virginia, t.j. let me tell you, a couple things he had to say to me on the way out here to fairfax, 20 mime
statewide elections we've had post-obama in massachusetts, virginia and new jersey. 50% decline in young people's vote. while many of them are disenchanted perhaps with president obama, i have to tell you, a lot of us older democrats are getting a little frustrated with the youngsters. this is a marathon race. yeah, they got their hopy changy guy in 2008. if they want to actually enact all that change, they have to stay in the game. >> david, from a republican perspective, do you think the gop would like to see more alan grayson? >> alan grayson is a big part of the problem, generally, with the country. he is really a talk radio figure more than a political figure. he is not somebody who is in congress to make legislation. obviously he can't work with anybody on the other side of the aisle, the way he talks. his strategy, it will work for him, is to become famous by being polarizing, to stand out, to become a symbol of the left for the left against the right. you can raise a lot of money that way. you can't accomplish anything. and that is part of the same disease that's consuming us all
right. breaking news overnight because this is happening in virginia. a woman has been executed for the first time in almost 100 years. theresa lewis was convicted in 2003 of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson. she apparently wanted their insurance money. she died by lethal injection. lewis' final words were for her stepdaughter. >> miss lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her. and i'm very sorry. >> protesters were outside the prison arguing that lewis was treated unfairly, apparently he was very close to the i.q. line where you're not supposed to get executed. police trying to figure out who killed a nicaraguan diplomat in his apartment in the bronx here in new york. he was found on the floor. his throat had been slashed. this just hours before he was scheduled to attend the u.n. general assembly. witnesses say there was a fight in the apartment the night before the murder. police believe he probably knew his killer. >> people filling sandbags now all across southern minnesota and western wisconsin. that's going to happen a
's lost independents in record numbers, as we saw in massachusetts, virginia and new jersey. any way he can get those voters back? >> the problem is that he's asking his congressional leadership to bring knows voters back. nancy pelosi is one of the most unpopular political figures across the spectrum. particularly among independents she is seen as so partisan, so ideological and out of the political mainstream. the challenge for the democratses is not just to runaway from barack obama it is nancy pelosi that so many americans are sending a message to. that so many americans are fed up with. >> sean: i would be negligent if i didn't ask you, the president saying critic -- critics talk about me like a dog. by the way that wasn't in my teleprompter. i heard that yesterday and i'm thinking what is the president thinking buy being so sensitive? >> well, i'll tell you something. as tough as critics have been against barack obama, they were far tougher against george w. bush. they would go to vents, throw things, interrupt, disrupt to the point where president obama was in some cases, there w
that this id s noa bad college town to rire in. harrisonburg, virginia, home of james madison university which beat virginia tech this weekend not that we're taking notice of that or i am. thanks for joining us, amanda. i wanted to ask you, in trms ofs these college towns, you picked the best college towns to retire in. how did you arrive at othis? there are lots of llege towns. >> sure. these coege towns have the traditional traits that retirees yook for, low taxes, affordable housing, good health care. on top of that each local college or university has a specific program that allows retirees to go back to school, to take courses in everything from the arts, language, literature, history. so seniors love these. they are using the courses to fill in the gaps from their education, from their undergraduate years. >> more than being on the golf course. >> exactly. you can't golf every y. >> as candy put it lots of keggers. let's get to the top five. starting at number five, let's put that on screen, bellingham, washington, 80,000, home of western washington university. why there? >> well, this
and didn't need caffeine because the speakers were firing them up. and of course, virginia governor bob mcdonnell spoke and the thing that had their attention focused, were the results of the straw poll. who people think will win and should win the republican nomination in 2012. >> mike huckabee missed coming in first by 11 votes. so, that, you know, pence couldn't get all the attention, but huck, i guess, a crowd favorite. >> and last year, mike huckabee won and this year pence was the winner, huckabee second. romney third, gingrich fourth. and palin who didn't go because she was in des moines at the g.o.p. fun raiser came in fifth place. >> who people chose for vice-president was interesting, he chose mike pence and he had to withdraw his name from that and then it became sarah palin was the winner of the vice-president one. rick santorum, paul ryan, demint and mike huckabee last. >> mike pence not somebody our viewers know a tremendous amount about. congressman from indiana second arguably most high profile because governor mitch daniels, a lot of folks across the state and country l
:32 in chicago right now. >> another horrible fire to tell you about. this one at a race track in west virginia leaving 27 horses dead. this happened at the stables at charlestown races. 27 horses were saved when the owners rushed into the flames. the stables were full after a big race over the holiday weekend. no word of what caused this fire. >> all right, joran van der sloot admitting he took money from the family of natalee holloway. he said van der sloot told her family he'd reveal the location of her body and then he took the money and flew over to latin america without revealing where the body -- where her body actually was. van der sloot is accused of murdering a young peruvian woman and that's why he's in prison wearing that vest. >> meanwhile, the death toll from mudslides in guatemala has climbed to 45. a lot of people still missing. torrential rains saturated the ground and weakened the hillsides there. have been at least 15 landslides at different spots along the interamerican highway in the last two days. at least 50 people are believed to be buried in one location. >> angelina j
as their fifth amendment rights to due process. judge virginia phillips also said she would issue an injunction to keep the government from enforcing what she ruled as a due process denying free speech-violating policy. the justice department has not yet said whether it will appeal the judge's decision. the justice department spokesman did say that lawyers are reviewing the ruling. as for the commander in chief, well, he didn't have to say anything about it today. president obama was not asked a single question about the ruling at today's press conference. which, frankly, i thought was weird. but the justice department may have for its part already tipped its cards a little bit on this issue. the justice department mounted a really, really, really bad defense in this case. so bad as to be almost nonexistent. we learned this today not from the justice department, but from are judge phillips in her 85-page decision. she noted on page 20 of that decision, quote, apart from the act itself and its legislative history, defendants, meaning the government, admitted to evidence, and produced no witnesse
it. researchers at the west virginia university school of medicine found chemicals in nonstick cookware may cause a spike in blood cholesterol levels in kids. now, the chemical is also present in food packaging and microwave popcorn. high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and the leading cause of death in the u.s. that claims 600,000 lives each year. so check your pans. >>> money may not buy you love. >> but it sure can buy you some fun. >> yeah. and a few study finds that some of it can buy you happiness. researchers at princeton track nearly half a million americans and say the price of happiness, not contessa's price, but the price for a normal person, about $75,000 a year. >> what? >> the study found not having enough cash can cause stress and depression. >> wait, wait, $75,000 -- let's just say that you have a family of four and you have to pay for your mortgage or rent, food for your growing children, health insurance, life insurance, car insurance, car payment, kids' sport -- i don't see how $75,000 is enough. if you can spend $75,000 without bills, if
of republicans. in a moment, lieutenant dan choi. virginia phillips ruling the policy of banning openly gay men and women from serving in the military has a, quote, direct and deleterious effect on the armed services. phillips declaring don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional because it violates first and fifth amendment rights, and offers no military benefit. among those discharged were many with critically needed skills. according to the government's own data, many of those discharged pursuant to the act had education training or specialization in so-called critical skills, including arabic, chinese flun see. military intelligence, weapons development and medicine. the suit was first filed in 2004 by the republicans, a gay and lesbian advocacy group. it will not effect policy immediately. the judge will first draft an injunction over the next week. the justice department can appeal the decision. a spokesman telling the ap, it's currently being reviewed by attorneys. for his part, president obama who campaigned on the repeal of don't ask, don't tell has left it up to congress to overturn the
, pennsylvania, indiana, north dakota, arkansas, wisconsin, connecticut, west virginia, we're competitive in a lot of places. will we win them all? who knows. the delaware primary was interesting. new candidate, fresh face, i think she's got a good chance of winning. >> i mean she definitely wasn't your candidate. i mean basically they -- one would say that the public -- >> you picked out one. i just gave you 12 places where we have a chance of beating democrats. >> what are the qualification qualifications -- do they have? for instance, what is christine o'donnell's qualification for governing? what is sharron angle's actual qualification for governing? >> they won the primary fair and square against real competition and they ee americaed as the nominee. and sharron angle is running no worse than dead even against the majority leader of the senate. i think that's pretty significant. >> you're not afraid there might be a turnoff whether it's -- >> am i afraid of having more republicans in the senate? of course, not. >> that's not the question. are you not afraid that somewhat -- some migh
to virginia traffic across the 14th street bridge near a stalled car. >>> total sunshine outside right now. that will be the story for most of the day and 56 degrees at reagan national airport. winchester is 65 degrees. mostly sunny skies today and a lot cooler than yesterday. high temperatures will be in the upper 70's. low humidity levels and they will breezy. tomorrow, the wind will calm down and by the weekend we will see added clouds on sunday and a chance of a few showers. >>> governor bob mcdonnell wants to sell virginia's state-owned liquor stores to generate $500 million for highway projects. up to 1000 liquor store licenses would be auctioned off. we will have another news update at 8:56. for continuous news coverage, tune in to tbd news on news channel 8. i think it's greatove about how they put politicss union? above my chi education. it's cool how the union makes it almo impossible to fire bad teachers. it's impressive how my dues money supports politicians i don't even like. dcchers union has failed our kids, played politics, and now is threatening to file a lawsuit to block
this area was founded in 1609 by sailors trying to get to virginia, and they settled here. i can tell you from 1609 to present day they know how to handle these tropical systems. they were well prepared, they were willing to accept the damage from the tree, the roof damage and the shattered windows, blocked roadways. it goes with the territory, so to speak. some of the flooding that we had along the coastline is caused by some of the nine to 12-foot waves that pushed by the wind you're going to have that. that's water is now since receded which is good news. there are other issues in terms of the main causeway in bermuda. that's shut. the airport is closed. when the winds subside, what they will do is take a team of engineers out by the causeway and check fort structural damage. if it appears sound, they will open it back up. and hopefully thereafter the airport. >> reynolds wolf doing yeoman's service in bermuda. >>> sarah shourd who spent more than a year in prison is back on u.s. soul but her heart is in iran. >> her fiance and friend are being held accused by the iranian government of
of of the ones they hoped for are among the most endangered people, so tom perry of virginia. he was tagged as a future leader. he's sort of a family jewels of this family leadership. it's going to be -- everybody's going to have a chance to step up. >> wow. the young guns and family jewels. >> might get shot. >> mika, you love talking about mike bloomberg for president? >> making some high profile endorsements. >> i've been reading this on politico. >> what's he up to? >> people aren't sure, but he's doing a lot of elevate his national profile. he's a little bit filling the gap of -- now like mayor bloomberg, so we've seen the mayor make eorseme have mayers races, republicans and democrats, he seems to be endorsing on the basis of his issues including education reform, gun control. he's taken on three dputy mayors including steve goldsmith of indiana and our friend, howard wolfson. >> what's your thoughts on bloomberg? times seem to be right for an independent. >> they sure do. for someone to the left of barack obama on nearly every social issue, that's probably not what the country's goin
candidate lost. and he went to the virginia and his candidate lost. >> massachusetts. >> and went to massachusetts and his candidate lost. now he's coming to connecticut. why? because the latest poll out this morning had linda mcmahon, the republican, only down by 6 points. so even in just the last day or so, she is increasing her lead or lack thereof but it's getting closer. the president is putting himself on the line again. >> she was getting crushed and she's coming back and she's got money and real life business experience. more and more the story of this election is about business and coming back. by the way, it's two fund-raisers, one for the party and the other directly for blumenthal over in connecticut. it's not going to be public. not going to take q and a. here is mrs. mcmahon. >> i believe that richard blumenthal said he misstated his service. >> so many times? you believe that? >> i don't. i think it was a pattern of deception. he said is over and over again. >> columnists say he simply flat out lied. can't find it within himself to tell the truth. >> also now portra
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